OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The institutions responsible for water disposal in the city during the monsoon should make effective arrangements; strict action would be taken against the officers and officials showing negligence. MPAs of the city will supervise the operations of water disposal during the rain, different teams headed by DCO and WASA officers will perform duty at affected places. This decision was taken in a meeting presided over by MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, which was also attended by MPAs Ch Shahbaz Ahmad and Khawaja Imran Nazir, Commissioner Lahore, DCO Lahore, WASA MD, MD Solid Waste Management and other officers. Deputy Secretary Monitoring Khawaja Imran Raza gave a detailed briefing with regard to protection from rain water during monsoon. Addressing the meeting, Hamza Shahbaz said the Commissioner Lahore, DCO, MD Solid Waste Management and DG LDA should immediately visit the places affected by rain. He also announced to constitute a committee comprising Commissioner, DCO and LDA DG for taking immediate action against officials and officers displaying negligence in the disposal of rain water. Water disposal pumps and water desilting machines would be installed at 28 places in the city, he added. He also directed WASA MD to inform all the concerned officers about weather situation daily at 9 am during monsoon. He said different teams headed by DCO Lahore and WASA officers would perform duty at the places where water accumulates and head of every team would also apprise the concerned political representatives. During the meeting, a committee was also formed comprising Ch Shahbaz Ahmad, Haji Naveed Anjum, Mehr Ishtiaq, Kh Salman Rafiq and Mian Muhammad Nauman for monitoring the performance of government departments during the monsoon. On this occasion, WASA MD informed the meeting that work on a project of sewerage at a cost of Rs 200 million in the city is going on. He said the funds of Rs 40 million were required for the project of sewerage in central Lahore.